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12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

You may vote for each nominee once per day, every day until February 20th, 2020.
The regular deadline for brands & organizations to enter their work is on February 6th, 2020!


Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

How To Basic

Finalist in Weird

About How To Basic

The unseen and unspeaking Australian YouTube creator responsible for the channel How To Basic could teach us all a lesson in paying attention, as the common tutorial titles of his videos—“How To Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew" or “How To Make Iced Coffee"—make it seem like they’re legit, but quickly devolve into a first-person experience of a madman destroying things. In some cases, the insanity doesn’t start until the :30 mark, leading to even more delightful confusion. While his 5.8 million subscribers are in on the joke, the videos are still popular shares for those who don’t know better.

How To Basic's best work on social

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

the REGULAR deadline FOR BRANDS AND ORGANIZATIONS to enter the shorty awards is on thursday, FEB 6TH.